Trojan outbreak on a College Campus

Published: 2010-03-17
Last Updated: 2010-03-17 18:34:37 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
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One of our readers just advised us that the college that he is associated with has had a major outbreak of  Trojan.Win32.Scar.bwgf (Kaspersky).  Michael reported:

"We are now in major clean up mode.  All the file servers have been removed from the network to prevent further spread.

Basically the virus hides all the files in a directory and the directory itself.  It then adds a file of 74K with the same name as the file with a .exe.  So a user wishing to open
their word document would actually be infecting themselves with the virus."

Michael asked if we had received any other reports of infection from this Trojan.  A quick look on Google it appears that some variation of this has been around for a while.  
It looks like his campus may be dealing with an updated version. 

If anyone else is seeing any activity for this Trojan give us a shout.  Thanks Michael for reporting this to us.


Deb Hale Long Lines, LLC

Keywords: Trojan Scar
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